I was looking through an English book and came across a rule that has confused me; I dont remember reading it anywhere before(but I am not that well read anyway);
Don't use these adverbs(a bit, a little, too) with these adjectives-good, nice, cheap, clean, new, comfortable.
I haven't been able to find something about this on the net. If anyone here can shed some light on it, that would be great!
edit: Name of the book is, 'English Result Pre intermediate student's book, Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald, Oxford University Press'. In a lesson on adverbs of degree, there is an exercise where students have to match Rules with examples: The above rule matches with 'They're a bit nice'. There is a cross next to this sentence suggesting that this is wrong usage.
12 Match the rules with the examples Rules 1 Put enough after the adjective. 2 Put the adverbs of degree before the adjective 3 Don’t use the 🤨 adverbs with 😀 adjectives: good nice cheap clean new comfortable Examples a It’s very small ✓ b They’re a bit nice ✗ c It’s big enough ✓
🤨 adverbs in the above exercise are - 'a bit, a little, too'